About me

I am a qualified and accredited Transactional Analyst (often referred to as TA) offering psychotherapy and counselling to adults, couples, families and groups in West Sussex and Surrey. My professional qualifications include:

  • MSc Clinical Transactional Analysis (University of Middlesex)
  • Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst with Psychotherapy Speciality (European Association of Transactional Analysis)
  • Clinical Transactional Analyst with Psychotherapy Speciality (European Association of Transactional Analysis)
  • Diploma in Supervision (Cascades)

As a practitioner I have over 15 years clinical experience of both short and longer-term therapy with adults.

My experience includes psychotherapy and counselling in private practice, the Primary Care Trust and some voluntary organizations. Additionally I supervise and teach counsellors and psychotherapists.

I accept referrals from mental healthcare professionals, Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) and private healthcare companies including BUPA, WPA and Company Health. Please check with your provider.

 

How I work

Essentially, a therapy session with me is a confidential conversation about whatever concerns you. This could be any issue from depression, anxiety and stress, to sexuality, grief and relationships. See ’Why might you consider therapy?’

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Who I work with

I work with individuals, couples and families. Additionally I run groups. Below is a guide for you to reflect on before considering which type of therapy might best suit you. If you are still unsure please feel free to contact me.

Individuals

Here is an opportunity to explore and understand recent or longer-term issues that have left you feeling unsure or questioning something about yourself and/or your life.

In this space you can receive the individual time and attention you need to make sense and meaning of your thoughts, feelings and actions.

Couples

Does your relationship satisfy you? Are there areas that leave you questioning yourself or your partner?

Couples therapy offers you an opportunity to review yourselves with a view to a deeper understanding of your emotional relationship and improving your partnership.

Families

Each family is unique. As with any group of individuals in a specific setting, at a specific time, your family creates patterns and systems that are special and sometimes complex.

Psychotherapy offers each family member the opportunity to be heard, and to contribute to the improvement of your unique relationships. This can be achieved through building awareness of some of your more frustrating and challenging patterns.

Groups

From time to time in life we may feel alone, isolated, lost and uncertain. Group therapy can help normalise our thoughts, feelings and behaviour by experiencing ourselves in relation to others, who also experience difficulties in living their lives.

For some, group therapy is enough. For others, there may be a need for additional support through attending an individual session as well as with the group.

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How can I ensure my therapist is qualified?

It’s important when choosing a therapist that they have completed a professionally recognised training course.

The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and/or the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) are the two largest national bodies monitoring the accreditation and training of psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK today.

I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, and if you follow the link below you can find out about psychotherapy and much more.

For more information or to make an enquiry, please contact me by email or call me on 07976 605949. All enquiries are confidential.

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My experience of working with clients includes a wide range of issues. These relate to: